This is the classic banana bread with a twist. I have been making banana bread for ages now but with regular flour and processed white sugar (Not really good for the health in the long run ). Now that I have been on this healthy journey for a while, I always tried to reinvent recipes and make them into my liking, this is where the oat meal flour was formed. The base of this recipe is the not regular flour or wheat flour but oat meal. You would need to process oat meal, either in your food processor or blender, whatever works for you. Now you know my secret, onto the recipe.
- 2 cups of oat flour
- ½ baking soda
- ¼ salt
- ¼ cocoa powder
- 2 Over ripe Banana – Mashed (the riper the sweeter)
- ¼ olive oil
- 1/3 honey (or another sweetener you use)
- 2 Large eggs
This is a dump and stir kind of recipe, in other words the easy kind, you would also need two separate bowls for this mixture
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pan. I can be a little bit tricky to flour the pan with the oats flours, therefore you can substitute the flour during this step. This process is actually for convenience; I just want my banana bead to fall right out of the pan.
- Dump (key word) the first part of the ingredient into one bowl, these are the dry ingredient which includes; Oat flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Whisk these ingredients together, this also adds air to the really dense oat flour.
- In the second bowl, dump the second part ingredient, the wet ingredient, which includes: Mashed banana, olive oil, honey and eggs. Then whisk it together. If you are wondering, I do all the whisking by hand, its not really hard labour or anything.
- It’s time for these two ingredient to merge! hooray! Take the dry ingredient and stir it into the wet ingredient, little by little until they are all well mixed. For this step do not dump all the dry ingredient, because that just makes it harder for you.
- Now that it is well mixed, dump it into the baking pan
- Last but now least, the decoration. This part is optional and really up to your imagination but for mine. I slice a whole banana in half and placed it into the batter, inside part facing up.
- Into the oven it goes for around 50 minutes or you can try the toothpick insertion method. When in doubt just poke the banana bread with a toothpick, if it comes out clear it is done, if not, give it a few more minutes.
The recipe is really easy and also filling, it is also very multi-purpose.
That is it for the Banana Oats bread.
Tis was delicious, so thee should tryeth it
Until next time, Ladies and Gentlemen